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WINTER SPORTING DOPE FROM EVERYWHERE
Temple in Comeback Tonight Wol
gast vs. Redmond.
Ray Temple, Milwaukee light
weight, who begins a comeback cam
paign in the Cream City tonight, has
picked what looks very much like a
snag for an opening engagement. In
Johnny Griffiths, the'Akron terror, he
is meeting a Scrapper in every sense
of the term.
Griffith's latest feat was a draw
with Johnny Dundee, and no one can
accuse the New York Italian of be
ing a soft mark. Griffith falls just
short of the championship circle now,
but he is a rough, tough customer.
Temple has been ouf of the ring
seven months. During that time he
is said to have taken good car.e of
himself, gradually building up to the
stage where he can compete with the
best men in his class. There is no
means of knowing just how good
Temple is at present.
Some fans are predicting that
Temple will win by a knockout, but
he may be thankful to even get a
Ad Wolgast will not be deprived of
a match New Year's if Tom Andrews
is successful in his effort to land Jack
Redmond as an opponent for the Cad
illac man. There would be consider
able interest in such a fight. It was
while fighting Redmond that Wolgast
fractured the bones in -his hand.
Since then he has been beset by acci
dents, which have caused frequent
postponements of his fights. Ad
would like a chance to revenge him
self on the innocent cause of his mis
fortune. Strangler. Lewis and Cus Schoen
lein (Americus), the Baltimore grap
pler, will wrestle to a finish at the
Empire Theater tonight.
Frank Klaus, Pittsburgh boxer,
who has retired as the result of a
qouple of knockouts delivered by
George Chip; got $125,000 for his sev
eral years' work in the ring;
Feds Have Big LeagUe Magnates
Where the Hair Is Short.
The antics and talk of some big
league magnaes since Joe Tinker
and Mordecai Brown were reported
to have been signed by the Federal
League have given the sport world
the best laugh it has had since the
first-white hope started doing busi
ness and boobs.
All of these magnates are sympa
thetic. They feel sorry for poor Joe,
who is getting not less than $36,000
for a three-year contract. So far
they have only been able to condole
with Brownie generally, as it is not
known how much he is to be paid.
Brownie is used to sympathy.
What he wants is the coin, and he
saw a chance to get it with the third
league, even though he had to sign
to manage the St. Louis team.
Old Mordecai has learned that
sympathy is not a marketable quan
tity. The discovery was made last
year, after the Cubs had cut him
loose in the midst of a three-year
contract. Probably Brown is think
ing about that fractured contra6t
when the charges are made that he
broke an agreement with the Reds.
The argument seems to be that a
contract broken by a magnate is
nothing to rave over, but when a
player acts for his own interests he
is violating a trust.
When Brown was cut loose last
year he cast around for a job, not
wanting to go to Tiouisville, where
he had been expressed by C. Webb
Murphy. Joe Tinker came to Brown's
rescue, and' signed him for the Reds,
though there was some objection by
the powers in Cincinnati.
Therefore Brownie does. pot think
much of big league sympathy.
The Brooklyn club is the one large
goat and joke in the whole transac
tion which gives Tinker to the Fed3.
Directors of the team have been noti
fied that the former Cub and Red